The Benefits of Vitamin E

Did you know that postmenopausal women who eat foods rich in vitamin E lower their risk of death from heart disease? A University of Minnesota study has found that women with the highest intake of vitamin E had less than half the risk of death from coronary heart disease compared to women with the lowest intake of vitamin E.

Their vitamin E came from food rather than from supplements. Which foods are high in vitamin E? Wheat germ, avocados, sunflower seeds, nuts (especially almonds and filberts), vegetable oils, margarine, and mayonnaise. Some of these foods are also high in fat, so be sure to think in terms of moderation.